Western Europe

Unique and Boutique Hotels and Experiences. Less Ordinary Travel in Western Europe by Lifestyle Travel Blog for Independent Travellers. Live Less Ordinary.

Five Star Sea Views: The Cliff House Hotel

I don’t feel I need to sell Ireland’s iconic coastlines, as the backdrops of massive movie franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and of course The Game of Thrones, have long beat me to it. Then there is the Wild Atlantic Way which is continually shown as one as the best drives in the world. But Waterford …

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The Medieval Village of Alquézar (Spain)

Ironically the single, best individual day of our French road trip, was in Spain, when we travelled through the Pyrenees from France’s seaside city of Biarritz to our planned destination of Alquezar, a medieval village in the mountainous Huesca Province. The journey follows a number of fascinating and unexpected contrasts along pristine and empty roads, through landscapes …

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London to Paris: Eurostar vs Low Cost Airlines

Overland travel tends to get flack these days because of how expensive it is when compared to low cost carriers. For most it is understandable but, at the same time, the cheapness of low cost carriers can be misleading. We found this not so long ago when travelling between London and Paris where we are given …

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